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Summary: Examines the myth and reality of Che Guevara including his friendship with Castro, his world travels, his days as guerilla leader and his death at age 39.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 1997

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC CHE

Summary: A collection of letters--to ancestors, to children five generations from now, to strangers in grocery lines, to any and all who feel weary and discouraged--written by award-winning novelists, poets, political thinkers, and activists.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 816 RAD

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: 816 Rad

McGuire, Danielle L.

Contents: "They'd kill me if I told" -- "Negroes every day are being molested" -- "Walking in pride and dignity" -- "There's open season on Negroes now" -- "It was like all of us had been raped" -- "A black woman's body was never hers alone" -- Sex and civil rights -- "Power to the ice pick!" -- Epilogue: "we all lived in fear for years."

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2010

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Stacks, Call number: 323.119 MCG

Bowers, Rick

Summary: In the 1950s and 1960s, the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission compiled secret files on more than 87,000 private citizens in the most extensive state spying program in U.S. history. Its mission: to save segregation.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 323.11 BOW

Cohen, Michael A.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Walker & Co. 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 324.97309 COH

Moloney, Ed

Summary: "On condition that their stories be kept secret until after their deaths, two key paramilitary leaders on opposite sides of Northern Ireland's troubles spilled the bloody secrets of their long and violent war"--Publisher description.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: PublicAffairs 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 941.5 MOL

Summary: In 1908, Albert Kahn and his chauffeur embarked on a global trek to observe and absorb other cultures-an early "prototype" of the many photography missions Kahn would fund over the years. This program illustrates that formative round-the-world trip as well as the 1913 journey undertaken by photographer Stephane Passet to China, Mongolia, and India. Viewers will encounter startling images of...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, Alvar

Summary: "This edition of Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca'a Relacion offers readers Rolena Adorno and Patrick Charles Pautz's celebrated translation of Cabeza de Vaca's account of the 1527 Panfilo de Narvaez expedition to North America. The dramatic narrative tells the story of some of the first Europeans and the first-known African to encounter the North American wilderness and its Native inhabitants. It is...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Nebraska Press 2003

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 970 NUN

Goudsouzian, Aram.

Summary: "The engrossing story of a march that became the key turning point in the history of the civil rights movement On June 5, 1966, the civil rights hero James Meredith left Memphis, Tennessee, on foot. Setting off toward Jackson, Mississippi, he hoped his march would promote Black voter registration and defy racism. The next day, he was shot by a mysterious white man and transferred to a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 323.11 Goudsouzian 2014

Summary: "In the hot and deadly summer of 1964, the nation could not turn away from Mississippi. Over 10 memorable weeks known as Freedom Summer, more than 700 student volunteers joined with organizers and local African Americans in a historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in one of the nation's most segregated states ... even in the face of intimidation, physical violence, and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV FRE

Kruse, Kevin Michael

Summary: "We're often told that the United States is, was, and always has been a Christian nation. But in One Nation Under God, historian Kevin M. Kruse reveals that the idea of 'Christian America' is an invention--and a relatively recent one at that. As Kruse argues, the belief that America is fundamentally and formally a Christian nation originated in the 1930s when businessmen enlisted religious...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973 KRU

Gilmore, Glenda Elizabeth.

Summary: The civil rights movement that loomed over the 1950s and 1960s was the tip of an iceberg, the legal and political remnant of a broad, raucous, deeply American movement for social justice that flourished from the 1920s through the 1940s. This contentious mix of home-grown radicals, labor activists, newspaper editors, black workers, and intellectuals employed every strategy imaginable to take...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Co. 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 303.48 GIL

Liulevicius, Vejas G.

Summary: Examines the fundamental question of our times: why was the 20th century so violent? It looks at the ideologies that promised utopias and total solutions to social problems and relates the terrible human toll of attempts to realize these ideas.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2003

Copies Available at Woodmere

3 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 909 LIU
Call number: CD 909 LIU PART 1
Call number: CD 909 LIU PART 2

Liulevicius, Vejas G.

Summary: Examines the fundamental question of our times: why was the 20th century so violent? It looks at the ideologies that promised utopias and total solutions to social problems and relates the terrible human toll of attempts to realize these ideas.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2003

Copies Available at Woodmere

3 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 909 UTO
Call number: DVD 909 UTO PART 1
Call number: DVD 909 UTO PART 2

Lichtblau, Eric.

Summary: "The shocking story of how America became one of the world's safest postwar havens for Nazis. Until recently, historians believed America gave asylum only to key Nazi scientists after World War II, along with some less famous perpetrators who managed to sneak in and who eventually were exposed by Nazi hunters. But the truth is much worse, and has been covered up for decades: the CIA and FBI...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 324.1 LIC

Summary: The 1960s was defined by a common effort to fight against injustice. Mike Gray, a Chicago filmmaker, used his camera to document the politics of the streets from the riots in the social upheaval, to the rising of two prolific groups fighting prejudice.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Facets Video 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC AME

Duncan, Alice Faye

Summary: Recounts the 1968 sanitation workers strike in Memphis, Tennessee, where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his final speech to strikers the night before his assassination, and details the perseverance of strikers before and after his death.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Calkins Creek, an imprint of Highlights 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 331.892 DUN

Bausum, Ann.

Summary: Explores how the media, politics, the civil rights movement, and labor protests all converged to set the scene for one of Dr. King's greatest speeches and for his tragic death on April 4, 1968, in Memphis.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: National Geographic 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 323.1196 BAU

Summary: "Nineteen sixty-eight was a pivotal year that grew more intense with each day. As thousands of Vietnamese and Americans were killed in war, students across four continents took over colleges and city streets. Assassins murdered Dr. King and Robert F. Kennedy. Demonstrators turned out in Prague and Chicago, and in Mexico City, young people and Olympic athletes protested. In those intense months,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 909 NIN

Barnes, Harper

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Walker & Co. 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 977.389 BAR

Peterson, Scott.

Summary: "As a foreign correspondent, Scott Peterson witnessed firsthand Somalia's descent into war and its battle against US troops, the spiritual degeneration of Sudan's Holy War, and one of the most horrific events of the last half century: the genocide in Rwanda. In Me Against My Brother, he brings these events together for the first time to record a collapse that has had an impact far beyond...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Routledge 2000

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 960.329 PET

Prins, Nomi.

Summary: "All The Presidents' Bankers is a compelling narrative of how a small group of private bankers and their financial institutions shaped America's economy and its global position since the start of the twentieth century. Through personal, political and professional networks, these bankers strategically exercised, and continue to exercise, disproportionate control over the destiny of billions of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Perseus Books Group 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 332.1 PRI

Summary: "The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution is the first feature length documentary to explore the Black Panther Party, its significance to the broader American culture, its cultural and political awakening for black people, and the painful lessons wrought when a movement derails. Master documentarian Stanley Nelson goes straight to the source, weaving a treasure trove of rare archival...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV BLA

Suro, Roberto.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 1998

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.868 SUR